senior management

Sean Krakiwsky
President & Chief Executive Officer, Founder


Nanalysis is Mr. Krakiwsky’s third tech start-up over a 20 year period, raising over $25M in equity funding for those companies. Previously he founded and built a high performance computing company called Acceleware (TSXV:AXE) providing software solutions to harness the parallel processing capabilities of multi-core GPUs/CPUs for the Electronic Design and Oil & Gas industries. Mr. Krakiwsky has an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings Hockey club in 1986 – he played in their farm system for two years, before going back to school in 1990.

Dr. Garett Leskowitz
Chief Science Officer


Dr. Leskowitz has been researching compact-NMR technology and novel NMR and FTIR instrumentation and methods for over 20 years. He received an S.B. at MIT and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He has 6 patents and is the author of numerous research publications and presentations at scientific conferences. He has held teaching and/or research appointments at MIT, Harvard University, Caltech, the University of California at Riverside, and the Claremont Colleges. Dr. Leskowitz is married, has two children, and enjoys playing music and reading.

Gary Reavie
Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Reavie has 35 years of finance experience, working as a Partner at WaterSmart Solutions and the Manager Administration at APEGA.  He received his B.Env.Design from the University of Manitoba in Architecture before pursuing his CPA, CMA and MBA designations. He has extensive experience in financial planning, information systems management and implementation from working in engineering, construction and manufacturing organizations throughout western Canada. He enjoys spending time hiking and camping with his family, including his first grandchild.

 

Dr. Greg McFeetors
Head of Manufacturing


Dr. McFeetors has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary in the Advanced Micro/nano Integration facility where he implemented an NMR-on-a-chip system using micro electromechanical systems (MEMS). He was a Killam Fellowship recipient. He has 15 years of experience designing compact NMR systems, and is also an avid skier, curler and hockey fan.

 

Bruce Lix
Director of Business Development


Mr. Lix spent 14 years managing the National NMR facility in Edmonton for industry and academic clients. He has worked as the president of a business consulting firm, and as staff spectroscopist at a pharmaceutical research firm. He has an MBA, from the University of Alberta, as well as a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Regina. Mr. Lix enjoys designing and building furniture in his woodshop, as well as the occasional round of golf.

Dr. Heather Phillips
Director of Operations


Dr. Heather Phillips has a B.Sc. from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. She has more than 10 years of experience in technology commercialization, strategic intellectual property management and project coordination including with Innovate Calgary and Cenovus Energy Inc. Heather enjoys spending time with her family including two boys.

 

Dr. Matt Zamora
Sales Manager


Dr. Zamora has a B.Sc. from Mount Allison University, a WiLdToAdS Alum, and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Organometallic Chemistry.  He is well known in the chemical community, gaining postdoctoral experience at University of Tokyo of A&T, University of Lethbridge and Queen’s.  He’s worked as a sales representative for the last three years. He enjoys hockey, particularly the Flames, Simpsons references and drinks with his friends.

Neal Gallagher
Head of Product Development


Mr. Gallagher completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary. He has over 10 years of experience in Computational Electromagnetics, Design for Manufacturability and CNC machining. In his spare time he enjoys Ski touring, Mountain biking, Hockey, and Golf.  He is our defending Ping-Pong champ.

 

Dr. Susanne Riegel
Director of Marketing and Product Manager


Dr. Riegel has a M.Sc. from Dalhousie University in main group chemistry and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in Organometallic Chemistry.  With over 14 years of multinuclear NMR experience, she has worked in low-field NMR application development and validation with numerous research publications and presentations at international science conferences. She enjoys traveling, photography and being outdoors, whether that be golfing, running, biking or hiking.